Latin Name

Commiphora wightii

English Name

Indian bedellium / Gum guggul

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It has analgesic and nourishing action on nervous system hence popularly used in arthritis, sciatica, neuromuscular disorders like paralysis. It has stimulating effect on liver hence used in treatment of liver ailments and piles. It is effective in anaemia and other blood disorders. It has anti-inflammatory action. Fumigation of wounds and house is done with guggulu which is effective in relieving microbes and foul smell. It is effective in treatment of urinary system diseases like pyuria. Old, stored guggulu is used in the treatment of Obesity due to its curetting action. It has rejuvenating properties.

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